Olympics say goodbye to Asia after a star-crossed run

By STEPHEN WADE -- EIJING (AP) — The Olympics have said goodbye to Asia after a star-crossed run, and it’s unclear when they’ll be back after the continent hosted four of the last eight Games. The earliest the Summer Games could return is 2036, and the favorite could be the world’s most populous country — not China, as you might expect, but India. India’s population is expected to overtake China’s 1.4 billion in the next decade, and it is lobbying for the western city of Ahmedabad to be the host city for 2036, with events elsewhere, including New Delhi, the capital. “India is in a race for hosting 2036,” Narinder Batra, president of the Indian Olympic Committee, told The Associated Press. He offered few other details. In a show of support, the IOC has scheduled the a
Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.